Glasgow Govan by-election, 1988
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The Glasgow Govan by-election, in the British House of Commons constituency of Glasgow Govan, Scotland, was held on 10 November 1988. It was caused by the resignation of Bruce Millan as Member of Parliament for the constituency following his appointment as a European Commissioner.
The result of the election provided the first major upset of the by-elections in the 1987-1992 parliament and was seen as embarrassing for the Labour Party, with the former Labour MP Jim Sillars winning the seat for the Scottish National Party with a majority of 3,554 and a large swing from Labour to the SNP.
|Glasgow Govan by-election, 1988|
|Social and Liberal Democrats||Bernard Ponsonby||1,246||4.1||8.2|
|Monster Raving Loony||Lord Sutch||174||0.6|
|SNP gain from Labour||Swing||33.1|
|Social Democratic||A. Ferguson||4,562||12.3||-7.4|
|Conservative||Mrs J. R. Girsman||4,411||11.9||-7.5|
- The Times Guide to the House of Commons April 1992. London: Times Books. 1992. pp. 286–287. ISBN 0-7230-0497-8.
- Boothroyd, David. "Results of Byelections in the 1987-92 Parliament". United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved 2015-10-01.
- Glasgow Govan (UK Parliament constituency)
- Govan by-election, 1889
- Glasgow Govan by-election, 1973
- Elections in Scotland
- List of United Kingdom by-elections
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